Baseball: No notice needed for Riverside and Ellwood City

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With the weather as miserable as it was last week, teams struggles to get any games in. With the making up of section games taking priority as well, non-section games seemed to be a luxury that teams couldn't afford. That scheduling issue threatened to eliminate one of the biggest rivalries in the WPIAL – Ellwood City-Riverside – and since section changes already eliminated the football rivalry.

As a result, Ellwood City put in a lot of time on their field when the weather broke for an instant and got it ready for a Friday night game under the lights. The collateral damage, though, was that there wasn't a lot of time to let the fans know. The game was set at 2 p.m. and the first pitch was just five hours later, but the stands were still full.

The game wasn't exactly a classic as Riverside prevailed 13-4, taking advantage of seven walks and a hit batter to score eight runs in the fourth inning. Still, the teams got to meet, play, and get ready for section play. Riverside is still undefeated at 7-0 while Ellwood City is 3-7, but still alive in tough Section 1-AAA.


Lacrosse: All three West teams playing well

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There may not be many teams in Sports Town's West area playing high school lacrosse. But all three of them: the boys and girls teams from Moon and the girls team from Blackhawk all are playing well.

The Moon boys are the highest ranked Division 2 team in's rankings for Western Pennsylvania teams.

With an overall record of 6-0 and a Division 2, Section 3 record of 1-0, Moon is ranked No. 7 out of 46 teams in Western Pennsylvania. Five of the teams ahead of the Tigers play in Division 1. The other team -- Kiski Prep -- competes primarily against prep schools.

After five non-section wins, Moon opened up Division 2, Section 3 play with a 15-1 victory at Baldwin this past Tuesday. They visited Norwin on Thursday. Today, the Tigers have a doubleheader in the Columbus, Ohio, area against Columbus Academy and Westerville North.


Hockey: 2015 West Stellar Six

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Here is the Post-Gazette's 2015 West Stellar Six hockey team.

Adam Pilewicz, Quaker Valley, Forward, Sr., 6-1, 185. Two-time all-star finished second in Class A with 46 goals and 99 points in regular season.

Anthony Dominick, West Allegheny, Goaltender, Jr., 5-11, 160. In first year as a starter he made 18 starts and finished with a 3.47 goals-against average.

Ryan Durkin, Moon Area, Goaltender, Jr., 5-10, 145. Led PIHL Class AA with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.

Connor Quinn, Quaker Valley, Forward, Jr., 5-9, 170. Finished tied for second in regular-season goals with 46 and fourth in scoring with 96 points.